Manifesta 15 Barcelona

Manifesta 15 Barcelona | 08.09 - 24.11.24

In 2024, Manifesta, the European Nomadic Biennial, will come to Barcelona and its larger metropolitan region for its 15th edition.

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What is Manifesta

Manifesta, the European Nomadic Biennial, changes location every two years. Founded in the early 1990s, Manifesta rethinks the relation between culture and civic society, investigating and instigating an eco-social transition through contemporary culture in response to, and in close dialogue with, the social sphere of the Host City and its communities.

About Manifesta 15 Barcelona

Manifesta 15 in Barcelona has been invited to explore pressing public debates, based around the topics of the democratisation of public life; the defence of public space in the face of privatisation; the need to combine social progress with environmental challenges; fragility in terms of housing, the movement of people, capital, data and economic as well as ecological crises.

Education and Mediation programme

Check out Manifesta 15 Barcelona's Education and Mediation programme

Frequently Asked Questions

Manifesta 15 Barcelona: F&Q

Our team

Each edition of Manifesta is managed by a mix of permanent international team members and local specialists. Manifesta works from its offices in Amsterdam and the Host City.

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Manifesta 15 Barcelona is made possible by the support of our partners.

Support Manifesta

Manifesta is supported by an ever-extending international network of partners including foundations, sponsors and individuals. Manifesta’s supporters share our interest in creating platforms for dialogue between art and society, exploring specific geopolitical and sociological issues and creating long-term change for cities. Manifesta is grateful to all its benefactors for their vital contributions throughout the years.


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  • Thu 7 Dec

    Pre-biennial Manifesta 15 Participant: Diversorium Open Call For Participation

  • Tue 21 Nov

    Manifesta 15 Barcelona unveils the jury members for the Open Call!

  • Thu 2 Nov

    Manifesta 15 x Asian Film Festival

  • Wed 11 Oct

    Manifesta 15 Launches its Open Call

  • Wed 11 Oct

    Manifesta 15 x 48h Open House BCN

  • Wed 11 Oct

    Manifesta 15 x LOOP Barcelona

Manifesta 15 Launches its Open Call

Wed 11 Oct

Manifesta 15 Barcelona Launches an Open Call for local projects!

Yesterday Manifesta 15 launched its Open Call for local projects for the biennial programme. We had the pleasure of hosting the event at Manifesta 15’s headquarters for a wide range of actors from the cultural, architectural and environmental scene of the metropolitan region. Students and professionals from different fields gathered at the former Editorial Gustavo Gili to get to know the guidelines of the Manifesta 15 Barcelona Open Call.

The founder of Manifesta, Hedwig Fijen, together with the communities coordinator of Manifesta 15 Barcelona, Fernando Paniagua, presented the main topics and framework of this edition. They encouraged artists, architects, scientists, designers and educators – either individuals, collectives, institutions or associations – to apply and to propose innovative ideas to face the socio-ecological transition to participate.

Manifesta 15 highlighted its interest in inviting a broad array of local initiatives to apply to the Open Call and to think beyond the realm of traditional visual art formats to tackle issues ranging from urban development, decolonisation to social inclusion and the climate transition that can create a positive impact for local communities.

A jury will review all applications and will proceed to select between 10 to 15 projects which will be offered funding ranging from 10,000 to 15,000 euros.

These projects will be part of the main biennial programme and will be presented across the 12 municipalities which will host Manifesta 15 from the 8th of September to the 24th of November 2024.

Apply via sending your application to before Friday the 1st of December 2023. If you have any questions, we will hold two information evenings on the 17th of October, at 18.30 at the former Gustavo Gili Publishing House, and on the 24th of October, at 18.30 online.

For further information, check our Open Call section and the guidelines.

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